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the news on "america this morning." making news in america this morning, escaping the flames. >> look at that side just caught on fire. we cannot stay right here. >> drivers race to get away from a fast-moving wildfire surrounding a busy interstate in california. see the dramatic new images coming in. treason. that's what president trump is now calling the bombshell essay in "the new york times" that claims trump's staffers are resisting the president to protect the country. what the president is now demanding and who is coming to his side. 12 1/2 hours. the grilling of supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh stretches into the night. hear what he said about roe v. wade. those stories, plus the unusual interruption during
"frozen: the musical." should one actor apologize for this? plus, the nfl season kicks off tonight and this morning what tom brady is saying about his future. and later we salute the most determined pizza deliveryman ever. we are awaiting that pizza at any moment now. >> hopefully he got a good tip too. i'm terrell brown in for kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. we begin with breaking news of a wildfire erupting on both sides of a highway in california. >> drivers forced to ditch their vehicles and overnight the fire was 0% contained. these dramatic images came in overnight. these tractor trailers burned. only a shell is remaining. the drivers flee to escape the flames burning on both sides of interstate 5 between redding and mt. shasta. >> we can't stay right here. look at that side just caught on fire. we cannot stay right here.
>> reporter: this woman was frantic realizing the hillside is on fire. the flames were racing toward them. >> we can't stay right here, baby. oh, my god. it's so close. so close. please. we got to walk. >> reporter: the fast-moving flames forced crews to shut down the highway in both directions overnight with mandatory evacuations nearby. the fire is also threatening high voltage power lines. >> check this out. holy freaking heck. this is horrible. oh, my goodness. >> and that fire has spread to more than 5,000 acres and rail travel has also been shut down between sacramento and oregon because of this fire. >> now to president trump trying to fend off explosive new claims from within his own ranks. in a "new york times" op-ed a senior trump administration official claims to be part of an internal resistance trying to save the country from what's described as the president's misguided impulses. the president is now demanding "the times" reveal the name of
that official. abc's emily rau has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning, diane. this attack comes within 24 hours of our first look at that new highly critical book by reporter bob woodward. it portrays a similar picture where top aides are tempering the impulses of the president. >> nobody has ever done in less than a two-year period what we've done. >> reporter: president trump defiant after the rare move by "the new york times" publishing an anonymous letter from a senior administration official who writes, i work for the president, but like-minded colleagues and i have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. the op-ed piece describes a president who is impetuous saying his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back. president trump calling the letter writer gutless and blasting "the new york times." >> when you tell me about some anonymous source within the administration probably who's
failing and probably here for all the wrong reasons now, and "the new york times" is failing. >> reporter: and later tweeting a one-word question, treason? some lawmakers stunned. >> this editorial should give all of us real pause. >> reporter: republican bob corker on msnbc not surprised. >> i think this is what all of us have understood to be the situation from day one. >> reporter: republican lindsey graham defended president trump on cnn. >> to those who believe that this man is a fool, it's just the people around him that keep us safe, you don't know what you're talking about. >> reporter: but that anonymous writer from the president's very own team painting a very different picture. writing, americans should know there are adults in the room. we are trying to do what's right even when donald trump won't. amid all of this backlash, "the new york times" is standing by its piece this morning releasing a statement saying, we are incredibly proud to have published this piece. diane and terrell.
>> all right. certainly making headlines. emily rau from d.c., thank you. a new message from kim jong-un this morning. according to north korean state media kim has reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free korean peninsula and he says his trust in president trump has not changed but kim is also demanding good will measures although he didn't elaborate on that. he and south korea's president have agreed to meet in pyongyang later this month. supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh will take the hot seat again this morning after a grueling round of questions that stretched into the night. for the second consecutive day, more arsted for disrupting the hearing, but lawmakers finally got the chance to drill down into the issues. a heated confirmation hearing on capitol hill. senators pressed supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh for more than 12 hours grilling him on everything from guns to civil rights and whether president trump chose him so he would rule in the president's favor in any cases stemming from robert mueller's investigation.
kavanaugh offered a personal declaration of independence. >> no one is above the law in our constitutional system. >> reporter: asked if the president could fire mueller kavanaugh referenced 1973 when richard nixon fired archibald cox, the special prosecutor investigating watergate. >> but if the president could fire an independent counsel or the special counsel, is that any restraint at all? >> that hypothetical was tested, i suppose, in september of 1973 if i have my month right, and the system held. >> reporter: senators asked him if a president has the right to pardon himself, something president trump has asserted he can do. >> the question of self-pardons is something i have never analyzed. it's a question that i have not written about. >> reporter: democrats pressed sting president be sident can required to respond to a subpoena? >> i can't give you an answer on
that hypothetical question. >> reporter: on abortion rights kavanaugh called roe v. wade an important precedent of the supreme court that has been reaffirmed many times, but here's what he said when asked if it could be overturned. >> i understand the importance that people attach to the roe v. wade decision, to the planned parenthood versus casey decision. i don't live in a bubble. >> can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the male body? >> i'm not thinking of any right now, senator. >> reporter: and as protesters continued to interrupt the hearings, republicans tried to lighten the tone. >> how would you like to be remembered? >> a good dad. a good judge. >> a good husband. >> a good husband. >> good thing he got that one in there or it would have been a rough trip home. lots of jokes made on the hill with that comment, but these hearings are expected to go
through the end of the week and most of them are much more contentious than that moment. it's not just kavanaugh who will answer his questions but former clerks and students will be called as witnesses as well as close friends. potentially life-threatening surf could begin to hit bermuda tomorrow and that storm is expected to weaken then. then we've got this, the remains of tropical depression gordon dumping heavy rain and drenched parts of florida and alabama. as that system heads north, up to a foot of rain could fall from arkansas to illinois. all right. let's take a look at your forecast for this thursday morning. good morning. gordon still creating drenching storms along the lower mississippi valley region with accompanying very humid air that will follow through. friday through sunday look for a swath of significant rain that's going to cause soggy conditions. and flooding throughout the center part of the country. to the west it's bone dry causing more problems with the fires throughout southern california, but in northern california it's very warm. still crazy dry and there's yet another storm on the way,
florence expected to begin to target the east coast and we'll keep a close eye on that as we go into the weekend. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. coming up, an unusual interruption during "frozen: the musical" on broadway. but first when we come back, the images coming in after a deadly earthquake hits japan.
we're back with new video from northern japan and a terrible situation here. a 6.7 magnitude earthquake has set off landslides. homes buried. at least eight people have been killed. hundreds of people are injured or feared buried in those landslides. 3 million power outages have been reported. it could take more than a week to get the electricity back on
to the hardest hit areas. medical detectives trying to determine what made pasngs tt hospital. their symptoms include headache, sore throat, coughs and fevers. authorities say it's likely the flu but the investigation continues. that health care has a lot wondering how to best protect themselves from germs. a new study out that finds when it comes to the airport the dirtiest location isn't the bathroom. it's the bins in the security line. researchers found those tsa bins have more germs than the toilets in the airport. they recommend bringing hand sanitizer to the security line. >> all those people touching them. a michigan woman getting released from the hospital today says a selfie saved her life. juanita branch snapped a picture of herself to post on facebook but the 63-year-old noticed her eyes and mouth were drooping in the photo so she called 911.
doctors were able to give her what's known a which has to be administered within hours of a stroke. branch said she's grateful that she was able to see what she couldn't feel. >> what the heck is going on? and so i went back into the bathroom. i think i'm having a stroke. >> i never had this happen when somebody came in with a selfie that was timestamped and knew exactly when a stroke started. i mean typically it's more of a guess or an estimate. >> doctors say that information is so important, if she hasn't gotten that drug this time the stroke could have been life-altering. unexpected political statement on broadway last night during "frozen: the musical" that happened during the curtain call. someone unfurled a trump 2020 flag, one of the actors as you can see coming up here grabbed it. threw it off the stage. that actor timothy hughes refused to apologize calling it a disrespectful protest. coming up, gwyneth paltrow's
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alexander petrov and ruslan boshirov arriving on a flight from russia. e ta they say ex-russian spy sergei skripal. the poison allegedly delivered using this perfume bottle. on the day of the attack the two men traveling to salisbury by train filmed repeatedly around town seen smiling after allegedly putting poison on the front door of their home. the former spy and his daughter later found slumped on this bench. the british prime minister blaming russia. >> the two individuals named by the police and cps are officers from the russian military intelligence service. >> reporter: the two men last seen the night of the attack at heathrow airport bound on a flight to moscow. the russian government is dismissing these claims but british intelligence and police using cameras at this station and elsewhere to build their
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♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with a congressman returning to his roots during a tense moment on capitol hill. >> a missouri congressman, billy long, used to be an auctioneer. watch what happened when a protester interrupted yesterday's hearing with tech company executives. [ auctioneer calling ] >> up 2 1/2. 80 to 85, 90. one and a quarter. two and a quarter. at three and a quarter. three and a half. four and a quarter. selling the cell phone there, four and a quarter, five and a quarter, five and a half. i yield back. >> keep going. >> so the protester was trying to shout him down but long held strong. a member of the auctioneer's hall of fame in missouri so has been training for this moment for quite some time. just didn't know it, i bet.
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if ozempic® is right for you. good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> good morning. it's thursday, august 6th. thanks for joining us. >> 4:27 and you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> is it going to be gray again today? >> for the coast, yes. san francisco, absolutely. everybody else sunshine. >> good. >> we have warmer weather on the way which means more sunshine deeper into the forecast. hi, everybody. 52 in clear lake and cloverdale, hayward at 61, mountain view and san jose at 60, morgan hill 51, the cool spot this morning. most of us in the mid to upper 50s. our destination, low to mid 60s from the coast into san francisco. you can see a lot of 80s inland and 70s around the bay. close to average. we'll take a look at your
accuweather 12-hour planner next. how about the commute? >> n a couple areas, actually, mike, the trivalley, we knew about the closure, but a lot of folks are getting stuck in this. they're doing work on the sheridan road bridge, full closure between sheridan until andrade. you will be forced off at sheridan and take mission road around the closure. unfortunately a lot of folks are getting stuck in the backup. same thing scheduled for tomorrow night into tomorrow morning. we have a crash getting out of the dublin area, westbound 580 before shaffer ranch road. a few more details next. >> now a live desk update. >> from "abc 7 mornings." >> this morning interstate 5 is closed in shasta county because of a fast-moving wildfire. take a look here at the flames. this is the delta fire. it's burning about ten miles north of redding. so far 5,000 acres have burned and there is zero percent containment. a number of cabins and
campgrounds are threatened. thousands are stuck after it ignited yesterday just before 1:00 in the afternoon, and many including julio were forced to abandon their cars and run. we spoke to him via skype. >> it felt like it was coming to us, so some of the guys that were in front of us, i don't know, like, five, ten trucks in front of us were closer, they had to drop the trailers and turn around. >> the u.s. forest service has launched a full aircraft attack and ground response. 600 firefighters have been called in and this fire comes just weeks after the carr fire destroyed 1100 homes and killed eight people right nearby in that area in redding. it was declared contained just last week, the carr fire. we're keeping an eye on this fire as it burns. now to another wildfire burning in the foothills east of auburn. families forced to evacuate are being allowed back home this
morning. the sliger fire raced across 90 acres of land. officials ordered mandatory evacuations because flames were coming close to homes and there is concern the fire could jump the american river and burn into populated areas. cal fire called in air tankers yesterday to control the flames. the fire is now 40% contained this morning. it's 4:30. if you're just joining us, a quick update on weather and traffic. >> good morning, jessica. let's take a look at what's going on up north. the temperatures have cooled down to 73. the relative humidity not good. 35%. still have gusts around 12 miles per hour. the winds aren't going to get too out of control. they will be around 10 to 15 throughout most of the day. blowing the smoke away from us. it's the heat that's going to be an issue. mid to upper 90s through monday and then a break next week with some mid to upper 80s. back at home you can see the flags on the ferry building blowing off to the east once